Violence against Journalists – Two Criminal Cases Are Initiated

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Violence against Journalists – Two Criminal Cases Are Initiated


This cases were initiated after media labor Union had appealed concerning a conflict which took place in October near the building on Pervomaiskogo 5-b in the Pechersky region of the capital:

  • upon vandalism – the victims are I.Lutsenko and V. Hontar;
  • upon vandalism, which was committed with help of an object, which was adapted on purpose for making physical insures – the victims is O.Techynskiy.

The prosecutor ignored some very important facts: law-breaker’s actions prevented journalists from performing their professional duties. Moreover, acts of omission was on the part of policemen, who didn’t interfere into conflict and didn’t provide any aid.

The Head of Kyiven Media Labor Union Iurii Lukanov raised a question conserning necessity of initiating criminal cases upon preventing journalists from performing their professional duties and neglect of official policemen's duty in claim adressed to General Prosecutor of Ukraine. Attorney-at-law of the Law Firm "natalia Subota and Partners" Andrii Nechyporenkoinsist on such phrase.

Let us remind, I.Lutsenko - chief editor of Internet-media "Financier" - lost his accumulator and tape from video camera in a conflict between the developer's side and its opponents. A correspondent of "Commersant-Ukraine" O.Techynskiy has broken hand as a result of injuries and violence. A press photographer of UNIAN V.Hontar suffered as well. The policemen didn't interfere into the conflict, they were just watching.


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